Chinatown Tunnels: Exploring a Dead End at the Vancouver Historical Society
Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 7:30 at MoV
Everyone’s heard about the tunnels underneath Chinatown. Guidebooks tell us they are there; newspapers, books and movies have confirmed their existence. So where are they? In this presentation John Atkin looks at the origin of the tunnel myth, from early San Francisco tour guide’s stories and “eyewitness” accounts, to the tunnels as a side show attraction and early film. He will look at why the myth persists even today.